Mumbai: Mumbai R.D.National College initiates “Let’s join hands together to keep the pace of grassroot Innovation during lockdown” to overcome covid-19 blues among students.
Mumbai: With an eye of benefitting maximum students by effectively engaging them in creative thinking and innovation during these challenging times of the Covid-19 lockdown, Dr. Neha Jagtiani, the In charge Principal of R.D. National College has proposed the establishment of the ‘Vidyasagar Principal Kundnani Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre’ (VPKIEC) at R.D. National college (Bandra Campus).
Notably, this centre shall function within the existing framework of the ‘Innovation Cell’ by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and shall be named after the college’s visionary founder Vidyasagar Principal K.M. Kundnani, the forefather of HSNC Board Colleges. Under this, VPKIEC has collaborated with FICCI to evaluate the feasibility of around 18 projects carried out by Department of Physics of National college.
Furthermore, FICCI has also recommended two projects for further evaluation related to ‘Sign to Speech Converter’ and ‘Portable Hand Mouse for Divyaang People’.
The objective of this center will be to providing various skill oriented programs and certificate courses to students/ staff pertaining innovation (technology, process or business innovation) to solve the problems of the society and consumers.
The center will encourage students to develop entrepreneurial mindset through experiential learning by exposing them to training in cognitive skills (e.g. design thinking, critical thinking, etc.), by inviting first generation local entrepreneurs or experts to address young minds and to initiate idea and innovation competitions, hackathons, workshops, boot camps, seminars, conferences, exhibitions, mentoring by academic and industry personnel, throwing real life challenges, awards and recognition” added by Dr Mona Kejariwal, Presidential of Institution innovation Council, RD National College.
News Edit by K.V.Raman